Trade Vast Resources in Africa Cannot Be Extracted To Benefit the 1% Large corporations — particulaly in oil, gas, mining, and land acquisition — dominate the table alongside the U.S. government in the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit. By Emira Woods, August 8, 2014. Originally in CCTV News. Emira Woods is the Global Client Principal for Social Impact Programs at ThoughtWorks and an Associate Fellow at IPS. She is an analyst of U.S. foreign policy with a special emphasis on Africa and the developing world. No related posts.